Arriving late-July 2021
Forward purchased 3 x 23kg of Santa Teresa 2000 Yellow Honey San Roque Kenia
This micro-mill is located in the pristine Dota Valley of Costa Rica at 2000 meters above sea level, hence the name Santa Teresa 2000. An ideal location for processing coffee as it's a consistent cool, crisp climate, with moderate amounts of sunshine rolling in through the course of the day.
Santa Teresa 2000 has over 10 different plots of land in which they're growing coffee through out the Tarrazu region - all of these coffees are brought to the same micro-mill for processing.
The operation is run by a father, son combo, Roger and Alex Ureña, two very humble gentlemen very well versed in all aspect of coffee. They have 13 small farms throughout the Dota Valley that collectively add up to about 30 hectares. The recurring theme of these farms is the high altitude, 1600m and above, and exotic varieties planted throughout them, including Geisha, Pacamara, Villalobos, Ethiopia 47, Typica Mejorado and more.
San Roque Kenia is a mutation of SL28 that occurred in Costa Rica and has now been distributed to many specialty coffee producers across the country. It has a very comparable cup profile to SL28, with bright and winey acidity, velvet to syrupy texture, soft savoury quality and an overall well structured and elegant cup profile.
These San Roque Kenia cherries are pulped and left in tanks overnight prior to being taken to raise beds to dry for 15 days on average, with the final 2 days in controlled dryers to achieve optimal moisture.
Variety: San Roque Kenia (SL San Roque)
Price per kilogram: $14.30 USD FOB
Process: Yellow Honey
Total kilos purchased: 69kg (3 x 23kg bags)
Harvest date: February 2021
Fermentation: 12 hour over night fermentation in open air tanks and mucilage
Drying time: 15 days
Drying temperature: 28°C Max. - 14°C Min.
Region: Dota Valley, Tarrazu, Costa Rica